Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, April 15, 1902, Page 12, Image 12

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October Ship at QueenKtovrn, After
Slowest Paxinst' of the Season
Red Rock Reinsurance.
Both the Inbound 'and outbound ships
of the Portland fleet are receiving some
pretty rough handling from the elements
this season, the latest victim of the gales
being the British ship Cypromene. which
sailed from Antwerp for Portland Jan
uary 10. Merchants Exchange advices
yesterday reported the vessel had put
into the Falkland Islands March 25 with
rigging damaged and having sustained
other losses during heavy weather. The
delay of this vessel Is especially annoy
ing at this time, as she has aboard the
rails for the Third-street road, and the
Improvement of that street his been held
up pending the arrival of the ship. The
Cypromene Is usually a fast sailer, and
had she escaped the gales which sent her
Into the Falklands in distress, would have
undoubtedly reached Portland about May
15. The German bark Nomia, which is
the next vessel due to arrive at Port
land, is nearly four months overdue, ac
cording to the expectations of her own
ers, who chartered her for January load
ing. Her delay was caused by fire which
forced her to put into a South African
port to discharge cargo before proceed
ing on her Journey.
Three of the outbound fleet were re
ported in trouble last week. The Falls
of Halladale arrived out with her steer
ing gear damaged and the crew on short
rations, and a day or two later the Al
bania reported out with sails missing,
cargo shifted and some of it Jettisoned.
TheDunbritton arrived at Flushing last
Friday with sails and masts damaged,
and a heavy list, due to the shifting of
cargo in a heavy gale. A few of the
ships which left here about the same time
as the ones mentioned are still on the
way, so It is hardly probable that the
hard luck chapter of the 1S01-02 grain fleet
has been completed.
British. Ship Levernbank Swept Off
Shore Before Belnff Ordered North.
According to the San Francisco Bulle
tin, the British ships Levernbank, which
was supposed to have received orders
off San Francisco Heads last Monday, Is
still awaiting them. In a fair way to lose
all she gained on her rattling passage
from Santa Rosalia. The Bulletin says:
"Most shipping people are under the
Impression that the British ship Levern
bank, which turned up in the ofllng on
Monday evening last from Santa Rosalia
for orders, received them and is on her
way to Tacoma. She came back on Tues
day evening, but there was no word for
her. She stood off again and has not
since been sighted. A stiff northwester
came up that night, and the ship being
in ballast, it is believed, could not stand
up to it, and Is now away off to leeward
of the port, and It may be a week before
she Is heard of again. When she ap
peared on Monday evening Captain Miller,
of the pilot-bo'at Pathfinder, boarded her
and promised to notify the agents of the
vessel. The skipper of the Britisher told
him that he would stand oft for the
night and return again Tuesday evening.
William Smallle, the agent of the Lev
ernbank, instead of giving the orders to
the pilot, arranged with Thomas Crow
Jey, the launchman, ' to send them out in
one of his boats. On Tuesday morning a
four-masted vessel, light, and answering
the description of the Levernbank, was
sighted, and Crowley started his boat out.
He reached the lightship to find that the
craft was the British ship Lydgate from
Tucapelo, bound in. By the time the
launch got back here the pilot-boat had
sailed again, "and without orders for the
Levernbank, which she spoke that even
ing and turned away. The deep-water
skipper said he would stand In again yes
terday evening, but he has not been seen
since. The pilots when they see her will
eend her on her way to Tacoma."
"Rate on the Red Rock Falls as the
l'nesnKe Lengthens.
The case of the British ship Red Rock,
now bound from Victoria for Liverpool
with salmon, presents a decidedly rare
feiture. Inasmuch as reinsurance contin
ues to drop as her passage lengthens.
When the first report was received of
salmon coming ashore bearing marks
similar to that which made up the Red
Rock.'e cargo, reinsurance on the craft
shot up to GO per cent. From that point
it has been steadily falling, until now,
when the ship is nearly due on the other
side, it has settled down to 18 per cent.
The Red Rock Is a notoriously slow sailer
und this is not the first time she has fig
ured as a high-priced Insurance. In 1SSS)
she was hopelessly overdue, when she
reached Liverpool from New Caledonia.
The underwriters had paid 92 per cent on
the overdue, and not only that, she had
been officially advertised, preparatory to
being posted at Lloyd's as missing, when
she arrived in port. Her sister ship, the
Beacon Rock, was reinsured at 90 per
cent as an overdue in 1901, and the same
year the Castle Rock, of the same line,
reached 90 per cent because of her tardy
passage to the Royal Roads from Hong
Kong. The Beacon Rock sailed from Port
Plrie for Wellington, N. Z., a short voy
age, and as the months pass'ed and she
failed to arrive, the reinsurance mounted,
and reached 90 per cent, when, to tha
amazement of all, the vessel was reported
from the west coast of South America
having been Mown past New Zealand and
across the Pacific
British Bark Enst Indian Reaches
, Falmouth After a Long Trip".
The British ship East Indian arrived
out at Falmouth Sunday, after a very
long passage of 178 days from the Columbia-
River, thus securing the unenviable
distinction of making the longest passage
of the season to date. The East Indian is
the last'petober ship to arrive out, and
there are' but two of the November ships
on the way, the G. H. Wappaus, 143 days
out, and the Carlo P., 148 days out. The
French bark Amiral de Cornuller, one of
the contestants in a three-cornered race
from the Columbia, arrived out at
Queenstown Saturday after a good pass
age of 121 days. In company with the
German bark Schwarzenbek, and British
ship Cleomene, the Amiral de Cornuller
crossed out of the river December 12. The
German proved the speediest craft, mak
ing the run to Queenstown In 113 days.
The Cleomene, -which has usually made
fast passages, has not yet been heard
from. There are still half a dozen of the
December ships which sailed ahead of this
trio that have not yet reported out. The
"Nelson and Lelyland Brothers, while sail
ing with the November ships, can hard
Jy be expected to arrive out with them,
as both put into other ports in -distress,
after leaving the Columbia.
"Westport Cradle Towed Up to'iStelln,
"Washington, f or" Operation.
Tho headquarters of the log-rafting in
dustry on the Lower Columbia has been
shifted from Westport, Or., to Stella,
Wash., and four big rafts, will be put
afloat from the latter port during the
Summer. The steamer C. R. Spencer last
week towed the big cradle recently con
structed at Westport up to Stella, and
it was about the largest task that Cap
tain Spencer's new tugboat has yet tack
led. The cradle is 728 feet long, by 60
feet, beam, and was drawing about five
feet of water, the remaining 20 feet tow
ering above the water to catch the 'wind,
t jrw impoMiblo to move it asainet tfee
tide, and it required three tides to get
it to its destination. The cradle already
at Stella is slighly smaller than the lat
est production, but is over 500 feet long.
Thrrf 1 Wr omflnd try nlllnr In fSnn
Francisco, and some logging camps will
work almost exclusively on piling this
Summer In preference to saw logs.
Wreckagre Picked Up.
VICTORIA, B. C. April 14. The steamer
Danube brought from the north a quan
tity of wreckage picked up on Anlstazable
Island. It Includes the panels of a soft
wood door, painted a reddish color, and a
salmon case and some labels, which have
been identified as some shipped from
Windsor cannery on both the ships Red
Rock and Beechdale. It Is stated that
the salmon was In such a place on the ship
that It could not bo Jettisoned.
The men who visited tho wreck of the
Bristol say she Is in about 20 feet of water,
lying on her beams. The one body found
in the vicinity was so badly decomposed
that It could not be Identified.
Astoria Marine News.
ASTORIA, Or., April 14. The repairs to
the German ship Barmbek were com
pleted by the Astoria Iron v Works , to
day. She has been inspected by Lloyd's
surveyor and found in a condition to
go to sea. She will probably leave out
The official measurement of the jraso
line launch Harrington. built by O. P.
Graham for Everdlng & Farrell, of Port
land, was completed today. The dimen
sions of the boat are: Length, 46.8 feet;
beam, U.35 feet; depth. 4.2 feet; tonnage,
14 tons cross and 10 tons net.
The Astorian to Rnn Again.
ASTORIA, Or., April 14. The steamer
Astorian Is now being refitted and in a
few days will run regularly between As
toria and Portland. It Is understood that
she will cut the present freight and pas
senger rates.
The manifest of the schooner Novelty,
which left out for San Francisco a few
days ago, was filed in the Custom-House
today. She carries a cargo of 720,000 'feet
of lumber, loaded at the Knappton mill.
Chilean Steamer Wrecked.
NEW YORK, April 14. The steamship
Cheribon, with 24,000 bags of coffee on
board, bound for Panama, was wrecked
Sunday off Point Redemios, five miles
south of Acajutla, says a Herald dispatch
from Guatemala City, Guatemala. The
passengers and crew were saved, but the
ship and cargo are a total loss. The Cher
ibon was sailing under the Chilean flag.
It was at Point Remcdlos that the Pan
ama Mall steamship Pablas was wrecked
several months ago.
Domestic and Forelfrn Ports.
ASTORIA, April 14. Sailed Steamer Vos
burg. for Tillamook. Condition of the bar
at 4 P. M. Smooth; wind, west; weather,
cloudy. Sailed at 6 P. M. British bark Tor
rlsdale; French bark Ernest LeOouve, for
Queenstown or Falmouth, for orders.
St. Vincent, March 31. Arrived British
steamer Palattnla, from Portland.
Queenstown. April 12. Arrived French
bark Amiral de Cornuller, from Portland.
Falmouth. April 18. Arrived British ship
East Indian, from Portland.
Seattle, April 14. Arrived Steamer City of
Puebla, from San Francisco: steamer Bertha,
from Valdes; steamer Moteor, from San Fran
cisco. Sailed Steamer Umatilla, for San
New York, April 14. Arrived TaurJc, from
San Francisco, April 14. Arrived Steamer
TV. H. Kruger, from Tillamook: steamer
Progreso, from Seattle; steamer Santa Bar
bara, from Gray's Harbor; steamer San
Mateo, from Nanalmo; steamer Signal, from
Coos Bay; schooner "Wing and Wing-, from
Sulslaw River; schooner S. Danlelson, from
Sulslaw River; Bchooner Mary Etta, from
Sulslaw River; schooner Gem, from Coos
Bay; schooner Western Home, from Coos Bay.
Sailed Ship Slntram. for Bristol Bay;
steamer California, for Seattle.
Hoqulam, April 14. Arrived steamer Che
halls, from San Francisco for Aberdeen;
steamer Grace Dollar, from San Francisco
for Hoqulam.
Hong- Kong-, April 13 Sailed Hyson, from
Liverpool for Seattle.
Sagon, April 11. Sailed Pak Llngr, from
Seattle, Yokohama, etc., for Liverpool.
New York, April 14. Arrived Menominee,
from London: Anchorla, from Glasgow. Sailed
Pennland. for Antwerp.
Halifax. N. S., April 14. Arrived, Numid
ian. from Liverpool.
Yokohama, April 14. Arrived. Chlng Wo,
from Tacoma for London. Sailed Empress
of China, from Hong Kong for Vancouver.
Glasgow, April 14. Arrived Corean, from
Liverpool, April 13. Arrived Georglc, from
New York.
Suez. April 14. Arrived Queen Adelaide,
from Seattle, Mororan. etc
Liverpool, April 14. Sailed Hohenzollern,
from Genoa and Naples for New York, via
Lyne, April 14. Arrived Steamer Lahn,
from New York via Fayal for Naples and
Genoa (and proceeded).
Cherbourg, April 14. Arrived Steamer
Kronprinz Wllhelm, from New York for Bre
men (and proceeded).
Gibraltar, April 14. Passed Steamer Glea-g-arry,
from Tacoma via Hlogo, etc., and
Naples for London.
Seattle, April 14. Sailed Steamer Humboldt,
for Skagway; steamer Umatilla, for Son
Francisco; schooner Ralph J. Long, for Cook
Inlet. Arrived Steamer Cottage City, from
Sitka; British ship Flngall, from Los An
geles; steamer City of Seattle, from Skagway;
steamer Bertha, from Valdes. April 14
Steamer City of Puebla, from San Francisco.
Arrived Bark Big Bonanza, from Acapulco.
Tacoma, April 14. Arrived Steamer Selkirk,
from Vancouver; American schooner Expan
sion, from San Pedro. Sailed Steamer Aztec,
for San Francisco.
Now In Department of Collma In
terior of Colombia Quiet.
COLON, Colombia, April 14. According
to the latest news received here, the in
terior of Colombia has been compara
tively quiet since the defeat at Sochla,
February 23, of the Liberal General, Mc
Allster, and his forces by 2000 govern
ment troops under the command of Gen
eral Gonzales Valencia. In this engage
ment 400 men were killed, the govern
ment took 435 rebel prisoners, and cap
tured 800 rifles.
Reports have reached here that tho
Colombian revolutionary General, TJribe
TJribe, is now In the Department of Co
llma, where he has twice suffered defeat
at the hands of Generals Gutterlez and
Perdomo, the Vice-President of the coun
try. President Marroquln has refused to ac
cept the recently-tendered resignation of
Dr. Joaquin Velez, the Governor of the
Department of Bolivar, on the ground
that Dr. Velez's presence at the head of
the government of that department Is in
dispensable to the safety of the repub
lic According to a decree Issued at Bo
gota, the Plaza de Armas of that city will
henceforth be the Plaza de Alban. It
has been decided to erect a monument
in this plaza, at the expense of the gov
ernment, to the memory of the lato Gen
eral Carlos, the Governor of Panama,
who was killed last January in the har
bor of Panama during a naval engage
ment with the revolutionary forces.
Hot Fighting in HaytL
NEW YORK. April 14. The Dutch West
Indies Line steamer Oranje Nassau ar
rived today from ports in the West In
dies and Spanish Main. While at Jac
mel, Haytl, on April 6, there was much
excitement owing to an encounter be
twfcen the government troops and a par
ty of revolutionists. About 5000 shots were
fired, but only one person, a child, was
shot. In the Interior of the country, the
revolutionists have things pretty mucfe
their own way, but the various towns on
the coast are held by the government.
Chile-Argentine Dispute.
NEW YORK, April 14. In answering an
Interpellation in the Chamber of Deputies
Saturday. Secretary of Foreign Affairs
Yanez said that a diplomatic secret pre
vented him from ma Trine a lull explana
tion, but he added that the last arrange
ment with Argentina is so satisfactory
that it will end In a speedy and definite
solution of the long-standing controversy,
says a Valparaiso. Chile, dispatch to the
Herald. Secretary Yanez asserted that
before the end of this year all pending
questions "with Peru. Bolivia and Argen
tina also will be satisfactorily settled.
The Chilean Minister to Spain. Mariano
Sanchez, will represent this country at
the accession of King Alfonso to the
Spanish throne.
Legislature of Haytl Opens.
PORT AU PRINCE. Haytl. April 14.
The twenty-third Legislature of Haytl
was opened today without any extraor
dinary incident. Advices received here
from.Jacmet say order has been re-established
"Wyatt to Meet "Wheellban.
NANAIMO. B.C., April 14. Articles
have been signed for a 20-round boxing
contest for the championship of British
Columbia, between Fred "Wyatt, formerly
of Ottawa, and Mike ' Wheellhan, for
merly of San Francisco, to take place
here April 26. Wyatt defeated Jimmy
Hill of this city Saturday night In the
seventh round. '
Shoots His Father Daring: Quarrel.
GLBNWOOD. la., April 14. Earl Gar
man shot and probably fatally wounded
his father, M. L. Garman, last night dur
ing a quarrel over financial affairs. The
elder Garman was owner of the Glenwood
Enprley Acquitted.
CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo., April 14.
Eugene Engley, ex-Attorney-General of
Colorado, who has been on trial here for
some days on a charge of subornation of
perjury, was this evening acquitted.
An Arkansas Tragedy.
FORT SMITH, Ark., April 14. At Still
well, I. T., In the Choctaw Nation, a man
named Dudley is said to have killed one
daughter, mortally wounded two. others
and wounded his wife.
W H Cribben. Chgo IL B Metcalf, Nome
R 8 Buck. St Louis
J H London. New York
J Adams. Boston
H Adams. Lewlston
G H Roblnum,, N Y
S Ullman. N Y
wm Harder. do
! Sam Cohen. San Fran
j J Kemp. D C
JH Herz. New York
iS L Johnson. CosrnoDls
J W Colllna. N Y
s I Ferry. New xork C F v.TUte and wire.
D F Kahn. Cincinnati! Coomopolls
F S Loop, San Fran jD D Ollphant, S F
W O Richards, Oaklnd,W G French. N Y
E B Dann. New York H P Blodsett, Chicago
A G Stein. New York F C Brown, N Y
F P Winchester, S F I Mr and Mrs Mchr, do
A H Cohn. New York H J Davis. Kan City
II N Kelsey. Chicago jO H Davl. Kan City
u E smith. New lorK.R A Bernstein, cty
O W Beaty. Warren
J F Kennedy. San Frn
J Elliott. Ashland
W A McDonald. Su
perior F M Barnes and wife,
Miss A A Beaty. do
Mrs E C Alexander,
Warren. Pa
Howard Kyle. N Y
C W Lynde. Chicago
c Philips. Chicago
F Mansell, London
F W Naylor. St Louls.B Emanuel. Baltimore
Mr and Mrs G Fulton, j A B C Dennlston and
Cincinnati wife. Seattle
C M Beeves. St LoulstJ Russell. Tacoma
Mrs B Kohn and dtr, IH M Abrams. S P
San Francisco
I J L Marks. San Fran
F "W Pettygrove. S F
F W Jackson. N Y
JC R Wheeler and wife.
S GUmore. Seattle
F M Studley, Seattle
Dr and Mrs. S I Dor-
rln, city
Fort Dodge
A E Ransom. Seattle R Braentlgan. Chgo
F W Tlnkham. Olympic Crogstcr, Chicago
W H Weber. Walla WW D Hansen. McMinn
A Q Hall. Sherwood A E Teagen, Dalles
F H Baker, San Fran
O Boren, Astoria
H White. Seattle
Mrs White. Seattle
L L Moffett. Billings
W H Stein. Milton
G W Bowman. Baker
W Ballon. Pendleton
jW S Laons, Kelso
Dr A XV Lanman, Che
halls B Blsslnger. Phlla
M J Connolly, Dubuqe
Wm Eccles, Vlento
Mrs Eccles. Vlento
L S Wakefield. Wash
G F Brooks. Montana
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J R Upton. St Paul IE E Wellard, La Grade
W H Thompson. CngoJH E Wicker, San Fran
Mrs E T Hay. WliburiW H H Dufur, Dufur
P C Storey, Tacoma I H Prout. Dufur
C M Beasonj Ogdes B F Jones, Toledo
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IH G Holly, St Joe
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C J Reed. Seattle
Mrs Reed, Seattle
C C Cantor. Los Angls
H W Williams, North
G E Blew. Roseburg
J J Tupker, Burns
Mrs Johnson, Wash
A E Clayton, Roseburg
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land D W Manchester,
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G W Reynolds. S F
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Dr R D Wlswall.
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ton, do
Sam Klemburk, Seattle
Dr E M Anderson,
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man. Wash
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John Hitchcock,
Lyie. Wash
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Dayton, or
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Dayton. Or
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Hastings, Neb
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F C McGraw. Dalles
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Wm Pinkston. Kelso
C H Abernethy, Cham-
w H Knapp and wife,
Dayton. Wash
Mrs F Haumeser.
Louisville, Wash
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Hotel BrnnBwiclc, Seattle.
European plan. Popular rates. Modern
improvements. Business center. Near
Tacoma Hotel, Tacoma.
American plan.' Rates. $3 and. up.
Donnelly Hotel. Tacoma.
European plan. Rates BOc and up.
SoQHas Like Fiction.
252,482 bottles marked the Increase of Moot &
Chondon Champagne in 1901 over the year 1000,
equal to over 100 per cent of the combined In
crease of all the other Champarnes Imported
during the past year. Quality Is jesponi lble tor
this showing. Moet &. Chandon White Seal.
Epernay, Franc, is perfection In Champagne.
E. IL Flagx Describe Conditions in
the Frozen; Land of Gold Poor
v Mail Service.
NOME, Alaska, Feb. 7. The last mall
from the-states bore date of October 15,
and -a community of 3000 Americans Is be
ginning to wonder whether the Govern
ment has utterly forgotten their exist
ence. Nearly four months without hear
ing from those we left behind us brings a
realization of our isolation and neglected
condition that Is very hard. If this were
a necessary condition it could be borne
without complaint, but it seems as If the
postal authorities- could provide us with
much better mail facilities. Certainly the
citizens of Nome are heavily taxed. In
fact, I do not think such an unjust sys
tem of taxation exists In any country on
Nome Is an Incorporated city, and the
Federal Government Is at no expense
whatever for maintaining order here. Yet
it compels every merchant engaging in
business to pay a direct tax to the Fed
eral Government, and, of course, the mu
nicipal expenses police and fire depart
ments, street paving, etc. must be met
by taxation also. Nome's liquor taxes
alone for this year up to date amount to
over $50,000, and this is exclusive of the
Internal revenue tax. Butchers, bakers,
water-carriers, hotel-keepers. In fact, ev
erybody except editors and publishers is
taxed for the benefit of the' Federal Gov
ernment, and it is very difficult to see
the Justice of such a system.
One-half of the tax levied upon Incor
porated cities Is returned for school pur
poses; but why should any Federal tax
whatever other than that common to all
parts of the country he levied upon th!s
pioneer community? The Government
should do everything within reason to
encourage the settlement and develop
ment of Alaska. There Is no community
on earth that consumes so much, per
capita, of the products of the United
States, and consequently none whose de
velopment is so important to the Pacific
Coast. The people here want the best of
everything and are willing to pay the
price. They have sent out many millions
of gold, and each year the output will in
crease, for gold Is everywhere throughout
this section, and science will solve the
probem of Its extraction. The Federal
tax upon occupations should be abolished,
better mall facilities should be provided,
and Aloska should be treated with at least
the consideration that is shown Porto
Rico and the Philippines.
A Pltifnl Example of Snfferlnfr.
I could fill The Oregonlan with truthful
accounts of heroic suffering and death on
the trail. The case that seems moat piti
ful, however. Is that of George A. Car
penter, a well-known newspaper corre
spondent. Mr. Carpenter and two com
panions named Hunter and Vent left
Candle Creek on January 3. They were
caught in a blizzard and went Into camp.
The storm abated In a few days, and the
Journey was resumed, but another bliz
zard came up suddenly and they were un
able to pitch their tent. They determined
to make their way to a roadhouse 15 or
20 miles distant. Mr. Carpenter was un
able to make the trip, and, lying down in
the snow, told his companions he would
take the chance of some one coming back.
The dogs had previously given out and
had been left behind. Mr. Carpenter was
covered with snow and the two men
pushed on. Two miles from tho road
house Vent dropped from exhaustion.
"When Hunter reached the roadhouse he
wns In a dazed condition. Both mittens
were on his right hand, and the bare left
hand was frozen hard. He had tried to
save his right hand, at the expense of his
A searching party Immediately started
out. Vent was found without difficulty,
but Carpenter was not located until after
the lapse of 17 hours from the time he
was left by his comrades. The dogs had
followed and were crouching half-frozen
where Carpenter lay beneath the snow..
The unfortunate man had thrust his hand
through the snow because he thought he
was smothering, and was unable to with
draw IL Carpenter and his comrades
were brought to Nome, and he has since
been under the physician's care at the
Golden Gate Hotel. He will lose his
hands and feet, with the exception of a
stump of a thumb and Anger on the left
During all his suffering he has shown
extraordinary fortitude, and is expecting
to resume his newspaper work at an
early date. He is a member of the
Knights of Pythias, and the K. P. Club
here Is doing everything possible for his
comfort. An entertainment will be given
for "his benefit by the Eagles next week,
so that when he Is able to leave his bed
he will not be without means.
Unique Social Life.
Nome, socially considered. Is certainly
a unique community. Society, as It is
known in the states, with its classifica
tions, does not exist here, and so long
as men and women conduct themselves in
a reasonably respectable manner no ques
tions are asked as to their antecedents.
Here, more than elsewhere, the fraternal
orders and the churches are the main
social factors, and' they all seem "bent
upon getting as much enjoyment as pos
sible out of a six months' Arctlo "Winter.
"With the exception of the Eagles and
the Arctic Brotherhood there are no regu
larly constituted lodges of any of the
well-known fraternal orders in Alaska,
but as a substitute clubs have been formed
where Masons, Knights of Pythias, Odd
Fellows etc, keep alive the fraternal ties.
This season each of these -orders has given
either an entertainment or a ball, and in
each Instance the ball has been packed to
its full capacity. Possibly the largest
gathering was on the occasion of the ball
given by the Knights of Pythias. The
building used was the Golden Gate Hall,
with a clear floor space of 125x40 feet,
17 side boxes and a stage for the orchestra
of nine pieces. The attendances was over
GOO, and 200 couples took part in the grand
march. The hall was brilliantly Illum
inated with electricity, and every box was
handsomely deoorated. The next week the
Knights of Pythias gave a German smoker
for -which 400 Invitations were issued.
The costumes worn at these entertain
ments vary from the plainest and most
Inexpensive to those that cost hundreds
of dollars and are set off with Jewels
worth thousands; but the dress coat is
conspicuous by its scarcity, and decol
lete costumes are Infrequent. The money
realized from these entertainments is de
voted mainly to charity of the best and
most unobtrusive kind.
'"Warning; to Goldaeekers.
As this letter will reach you about the
opening of navigation, I wish to repeat
my warning to working men not to come
to Nome unless they have funds to pay
their expenses while here and their fare
home at the close of the season. This Is
'the greatest placer mining camp on earth,
but it takes capital to work claims where
bedrock is SO to 75 feet from the surface.
Recent Investigations have proved that
gold is scattered everywhere throughout
the tundra, but it might as well be in
the bottom of the sea, so far as a poor
man's chance of getting It goes.
The tundra, as the term Is used here, ex
tends from the beach to the foothills, and
is composed of heavy black soil, covered
with stunted vegetation and moss. It
never thaws more than three or four feet,
and to remove It from the bedrock will be
an immense labor. So far as laboring
men are concerned, therefore, there is
nothing here for them but day wages, and
they can probably do quite as well by
staying at home. During the "Winter the
people of Nome have been compelled to
support quite a number of Improvident
or unfortunate people, as the Government
refuses to do anything for the destitute
who flock to jthls city from the outside
camps. A charity ball realized about 51200
Xor this purpose, and, with the good work
of the churches and the fraternal orders,
no worthy person whose wants were
known has been allowed to suffer for the
necessaries of life.
The postal Inspector at St. Michael
has Informed the public here that letters
containing newspaper clippings from tho
outside will not be forwarded to their
destination in Alaska. As the people here
are dependent upon these clippings for
their news of the world, this order has
caused considerable, bad feeling here.
O. R. & X. Pays 23 1-2 Cent for Ties
Result of Compromise.
GRESHAM, Or., April 14. All tie mills
are running full time, the O. R. & N.
Co. having Increased the price of ties to
23 cents each. The recent combine of
mllimen ;o raise the price of ties was not
effectual In getting the rise demanded, as
the railroad company refused to pay the
increase. The price now paid is a comr
promise. Teams are in demand for haul
ing and the output is larger than ever
Large Store to De Built.
A. B. Elliott, postmaster and general
merchant at Powell's Valley, has begun
erection of a new store, which will be
the largest building of its kind in Eastern
Multnomah County. It will be 70x54 feet
on the ground with a celling 20 feet In
the clear. The store will be divided into
two parts; the larger, 36 feet wide, will
be used for merchandise and the post
office, while the other, IS feet, will be a
feed warehouse. The building will have
a concrete foundation and a cement base
ment. It will face the Powell's Valley
road on a sightly location. The town Is
a flourishing little place, its main sup
port being the well-to-do farmers near
by and the tie-hauling Industry from the
sawmills beyond.
Arbor Day Observed. '
Arbor day was generally observed at
all the public schools of this district.
Trees were planted with appropriate ex
ercises. At this place the front of the
schoolyard was made Into a lawn with
a mound of rose trees in the center. At
Beaver School a mountain ash was plant
ed and named In honor of our late mar
tyred President, "William McKlnley. Be
neath the roots of the tree a bottle was
buried containing the names of the
school board, C. Conrad, J. H. "Wilson
and "W. S. "Wood; clerk, John Stafford;
teachers. Miss Cora Massey, principal, and
Miss Lulu Massey, primary, together with
a brief history of the school. Appropri
ate exercises were held In connection with
the planting of the tree and the bot
tle. More Rond "Work.
Supervisor Cleveland has teams and
men at work graveling the two roads
leading eastward. A new bridge is being
built across the deep gulch crossing the
Powell's Valley road In town. Lumber
and work for the structure was donated
by property-owners. Other road Improve
ments will commence in a short time, so
as to get the thoroughfares in best shape
before haying and harvesting commences.
Brief Notes.
James Garrett died here Saturday and
was buried yesterday. He was aged 64
years, and left a wife. The family came
here about two years ago from the East.
B. "W. Emery has again begun the erec
tion of his cold-storage warehouse and
meat market, this time on another lot
near the- old cheese factory. His former
work was stopped by the Portland "Water
Commission because the building would
he above the pipe line which crosses the
Professor J. F. Robertson, Superinten
dent of Schools, was here on Saturday
last, and, in company with Principal An
derson, of the Gresham School, became
a member of the local Grange, Patrons
of Husbandry.
Marriage Licenses.
George H. Nottage. 25; Floy Willis. 22.
Fred P. Sandstrum, 31; Gretchen Elchhorn,
M. B. Koontz, 34; Maza D. Young, 28.
Alfred Jones. 21; Adelma F. Connett, 19.
Death Return.
April 12, Katharlna Kris. 24 days, 575 East
Eleventh street, north; pneumonia.
ContnRlonn Diseases.
Child of C Courtney, 203 Sacramento street;
scarlet fever.
Joseph Daniels, 183 Grant street; scarlet
John Gurdo. Qulmby, Hotel; smallpox.
H. Wray, grading camp, Alblna; smallpox.
Gladls Waterman, 511 Montgomery street;
scarlet fover.
E. Anderson, 811 Commercial street: chicken
pox. Mrs. Smith, 24 Mason street; erysipelas.
Birth ' Retnra.
April 8, girl to the wife of David L.
Joelsohn, N. P. Sanitarium.
Building; Permits.
C A. Kentzell lH-story dwelling. Union
avenue, between Falling and Shaver; ?1000.
Miller & Tagltt. alteration to house on Sixth,
between Morrison and Alder streets; $500.
Frank Gevurt. repairs to building, Yamhill
street, between First and Second; $500.
Julie MarQuam, 2-story dwelling, southeast
corner Seventh and Clay streets; $4000.
A W. Tlbbetts, dwclllns corner Hurst street
and Mills blulevord; $500.
F. W. Haln8, cottage, corner Twenty-sixth
and St. Helens road; $500.
H. H. Holmes, 2-story dwelling. East Sixth,
between East Ankeny and East Burnslde;
Kato Everest, 2-story dwelling. East Thirty
second, between East Yamhill and Belmont;
R. Deutsch, lH-story dwelling. Thurraan
street, between Twenty-third and Twenty
fourth; $1600.
Real Estate Transfers.
John Graf and wife to Ida A. Bosworth,
lot 14. block B, Portsmouth Villa Ex..$ 0
Fred H. Strong to Geo. M. Strong. 20
acres section 7, township 1 eouth, range
2 east 4000
Fred H. Strong to Geo. M. Strong, lot
12, block 4, Bareh's Park Add...... 000
Wm. M. Ladd, et aL, to H. Baumhoer,
lots 15. 16, Bodley's Add ISO
Sheriff, for A. E. Borthwlck, et al., to
John Klernan, Jr., lot 0, block 21,
Woodlawn 230
Lovln H. Andrews and wife to Henry
Ille, lot 4, block 2. Lovlngton 175
Lovln H. Andrews and wife to Albert
Ille. et al., lots 5, 0, block 2, Lovlng
ton 350
James T. Rich and wife to Chas. A
Gatzka, lot 5, block 20, Sunnyslde .... 10
Ellen T. Brady to J. F. Brady., lots 5,
C, block 41: lot 6, block 55, Stephens'
Add: west lots 7, 8. block 83. East
Portland (. 10.000
Citizens' Bank to H. Boyer. lot 25, block
28. Alblna 1900
Gussle Williams, administratrix, to H.
A Latourelle, lots 4, 5, block 8, La-
tourelle Falls 482
Louise H. Boise, et al., to Nettle G.
Gradon. west lota 5, 6, block 283,
Hawthorne Park ; 1000
Wm. E. Bralnard and wife to Nancy
Brown, lot 17, block 7, Terminus Add.. 400
S. M. Cantrell and wife to Mathlas Beck
er. -lot 10. block 5, York '.... 325
Secretary Savings & Trust Company to
Mary Hageman, lot 0, block A, Will- '
amette Heights Add ,1500
M. E. Thompson and wife to Sanford
Brown, lot 10, block 1, Williams Ave.
Add ... 460
Chas. G. Oberg and wife to M. E. Thomp
son, lots 6, 7, 8. 9. 10, block 3, Sub
Rivervlew Add. to Alblna 1
B. Webber to M. Erlckson, lot 4, block
3, Auer"s Add 1000
T. A and B. C. Wood to John K. Wood,
lot 18. block 51, Sellwood 1
N. A Cain and husband to John Donner
berg, lots 3, 4. blok 5, Eder.dale 200
J .H. Glass and wife to M. S. Tabor, lot
10, block 1. Maegly Highland 1250
Portland Trust Company of Oregon to
K. Elllfl. lot 35, block 7, Williams Ave.
Add 410
M. E. Thompson and wife to C. G. Oberg,
et ux., lots 6, 7, a 0, 10, block 3. Bub
Rlvervlew Add to Alblna 1
J. A Dlnsmoor and wlfo to E. D. Wilson,
lots 3. 4. 5, block 0. Marchmount Add. 125
Mary E. Bradford to John Anderson,
9.145 acres section 10, township 1 south,
range 2 east 700
Jennie H. Newcastle and husband to Jas.
Demartlni, lot 6, block "14, Southern
Portland -. JJ
P. H. Marlay and wlfo to Janlo H.
Newcastle, lot 6. block 14, Southern
Portland -.... 1
Title Guarantee & Trust Company to
Vlvla E. Will, lots 12, 13, 14, 10, block
8, Highland Pork 200
Abstracts, and title insurance, by the
Pacific Coast Abstract Guaranty & Trust
Co., 204-5-6-7 Falling buildiny.
Mining: Stock Quotations.
Yesterday's Quotations at the Oregon Mining
Stock Exchange were as follows:
Bid. Asked.
Alaska M. & M 9 11
Bronze Monarch 174s 1S&
Caribou 3 0
Copperopolls 22 1 00
Crystal Consolidated 14 17
Chicago 7 8
Cascade Calumet 2 4
Gold Hill & Bohemia 10 20
Huronlan 0 7
Lost Horse 2 0
Sumpter Consolidated 2 4
Sweden Copper (Gtd.) 87 60
Winnipeg (Ltd.) 0 15
Sales Lost Horse. 1500 shores at 3.
SPOKANE. Wash.. April 14. The closing'
bids for mining stocks today were as follows
A. I B.
Am. Boy ... 7
Black Tall... 12
Butte St. Bos. 3U
8 IPrln. Maud... 3 3X
13Qullp ZV& 36&
4 Ham. car.... so
15 Republic 10
Ben Hur ...
Deer Trail..
Fish. Maid..
Gold Ledge.
L. P. Surp..
Utn. Lion...
. 2tf
3 (Reservation
7Sulllvan 0V
2i,San Poll 20V
TJtirrade Dollar.. 12
28Vi 30 Tom Thumb.. 22 23fc
Morn. Glory. 3
SAN FRANCIKCO. Anrll 14. Tho official
closing quotations for mining stocks today were
as iouows:
Alta $0
Best. & Belcher..
Challenge Con...
Con. Cal. & Va. 1
Crown Point .....
Gould & Curry..
Hale & Norcross.
02IJustIco $0 03
Occidental Con.
2Overman ...
12 i
ll31rra Nevada .
60 Silver Hill ....
30 Union Con
7Utah Con
7 Yellow Jacket..
NEW YORK. April 14. Mining stocks today
closed as follows:
Adams Con ....$0 25 Little Chief ....$0 11
Alice CO j Ontario 8 75
Brecce 60Ophlr 80
Brunswick Con.. t,Pnoenlx 6
Com. Tunnel .... 5Potosl 18
Con. Cal & Va... 1 25,SavaKe 3
-Oeadwood Terra. 501 Sierra Nevada .. 18
Horn Sliver .... 1 40 Small Hopes .... 45
Iron Sliver C55tandard S 25
Leadvllle Con.... 5
BOSTON, April 14. Closing quotations:
Adventure $22 50Osceola $04 00
Alloues 3 50Parrot 27 50
Amalgamated .. 65 b" Quincy 125 00
Baltic 60 75Santa Fe Cop... 2 75
Bingham 31 00 Tamarack 175 00
Cal. & Hecla...5S5 OOiTrlmountaln .... 05 00
Centennial 20 OOlTrlnlty 14 00
Copper Range.. 90 OOj United Statea.... 10 75
Dominion Coal. .142 OOiUtah 22 75
Franklin 11 50WInona 1 50
Isle Royale .... 14 501 Wolverine 54 50
Mohawk 36 00 Daly West 48 50
Old Dominion... 21 25
"Feel of the Road."
New York Times.
"What Is thl3 "feel of the road" to
which the railway men testifying in the
tunnel acefdent investigation refer bo of
ten? ' To them, apparently, it is something
at once real and familiar something that
gives them, information quite apart from
the regular signals, and yet both trust
worthy and trusted.
One engineer said that he would not
take a passenger train through the tun
nel until he had made the passage an un
mentioned number of times with the re
sponsibility for safety resting upon some
body else, but -with "the feel of the road"
once acquired, he would apparently have
little fear, however thick the smoke,
steam and fog might be. So far as a lay
man can guess at the mysterious phrase,
it hints that after an engineer has passed
over a given piece of track repeatedly Its
minute irregularities, consciously or un
consciously noticed, inform him of his
position, even when he can see no sig
nals, but memory of the strange powers
credited by Mr. Clemens to the old-time
pilots on the Mississippi hints that there
may be something more to "the feel of
the road" than the Interpretation of slight
jars and lurches.
Of course, tho problem thus presented Is
less difficult, and therefore less interest
ing, than the one to be found when a
great manufacturer of electric apparatus
condemns the use of electricity for trac
tion purposes, but still It has its charms,
and the lovers of the mystical ought to
get to work.
Secretary "Wilson Returns.
"WASHINGTON. April li.-Secretary
Brewed from carefully aelected barley and hops never permitted to
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Men, Young and
This Is the oldest Private Medical
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the first Medical Dispensary ever
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during which time thousands of cases
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Since Dr. Kessler started the St.
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San Francisco.
"Wilson returned today from his trip
through the Southern States.
The making- of highways In England and
"Wales steadfastly Increased from 1070, when
Charles I becan the making of roads, to tho
introduction of railroads In the first quarter of
this century, after which It djcllned.
Brewery firms are discounting the use of,
coke ao fuel, states the Mayor of Halifax, be
cause It has been found to contain arsenic,
which Is carried by the fumes Into the beer.
until properly aged.
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